Saturday, October 28

29 events


  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. 8–10.

    Grotesque Burlesque

    What a tease! Be prepared to witness the most horribly sexy acts known to science, magic and the Elder Gods. Mostly naked people are to be expected, along with devilish music, eldritch dancers and mysterious variety acts.


  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast plus Farrazz from Atlanta.

  • ACC Library

    6–11 p.m. $10–15. 706-613-3650

    Night Owl Prowl

    After the library closes, genealogy researchers will be able to browse thousands of books, rolls of microfilm, online databases and more to discover their family history.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6 p.m. (pre-party), 8:30 p.m. (march). FREE!

    Wild Rumpus Parade

    Throw on your most creative Halloween costume and march through the streets of downtown. Anyone can participate by wearing a costume and joining the procession. A pre-party will be held at Creature Comforts, and live bands will perform along the route. See Story on p. 9.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Oconee Hill Cemetery

    2 p.m. $12–15.

    Oconee Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

    Take a tour of the cemetery that was established in 1856. Topics include the explanation of meanings behind various carvings, symbols and icons and other funerary art. Part of the Athens Heritage Walks walking tour series.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15–18.

    Dream Within a Dream

    The I Still Have A Dream Foundation hosts "Dream Within a Dream: A Rockabilly Riot to Stomp Out Poverty" with a silent auction live music by Landon Lane & the Ivories.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    4 p.m.–12 a.m.

    Positively Spooky Halloween Block Party

    Play games and meet a new furry friend from the Athens Area Humane Society.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).

    NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    THE PROXIES No information available.

    RE-REFUSED Playing Refused covers.

    GABBA GABBA HUH? Playing Ramones covers.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    W8ING4UFOS Multi-instrumental, experimental four-piece group out of Atlanta.

    THE 8-TRACK GORILLA The mysterious costumed local musician performs.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

    LYDIA SERA Local visual artist and musician.

  • The Foundry

    I Still Have A Dream Foundation Benefit. 8 p.m. $15 (adv), $18 (door).

    LANDON LANE AND THE IVORIES Rockabilly Hall of Fame member leads his band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Royal Rumpus Ball. 9 p.m. $15.

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    VELVET CARAVAN High-energy, acoustic gypsy jazz quintet from Savannah.

    GYPSY WILDCATS Local group playing classic gypsy-swing tunes, as well as Americana and vaudeville standards.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Free-form psych-rock ensemble led by local musician Nick Bradfield.

    COUCHLOCKED Local progressive psychedelic folk-punk four-piece.

  • Live Wire

    Rumpus Rally. 6 p.m. FREE!

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band that consistently pumps out boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30–9 p.m.


    Cheer on the dawgs as you watch the game. Streets Cafe food truck will be on site.




  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m.

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. 

  • Max

    Block Party. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0339

    L.A. Darius

    L.A. DARIUS Spinning the hottest dance records, with a mix of dance, Top 40, hip hop, Latin and dancehall.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Improve Your Credit Score

    Learn simple steps for improving your score in 90 days.

Ending Saturday, October 28



Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Overeaters Anonymous

    A 12-step program for everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meetings are held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Princeton Methodist Church,


  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center One-on-One

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650